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April 14, 1978 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-04-14

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° NO Friday, April 14, 1918

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

A Student's Plea for Israel's Existence

The

SHEL ROTT

ORCHESTRA

Featuring
T.V. & Recording Artist

VICKIE CARRQLL

"Professional Entertainment"

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By ELYSE GOLDIN
(Author's note: I am a
20-year-old resident of
Oak Park, Mich., cur-
rently studying at Heb-
rew University of
Jerusalem. I have seen
the terror the Israelis
must cope with every day
and I have felt the pain
from their deaths.
(I have heard the shril-
ling voices of many
American legislators, yet,
as of now, I have not
heard the screams of
their Jewish con-
stituents.
(Perhaps my "Plea for
Existence" will prompt a
fellow Jew to commit
himself orally to Israel, or
if nothing more, to let
them know the emotions
of those abroad in the

state.)

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When you put tzedaka
into the rusty tin can, you
thought you had done your
part. When you paid an
"outrageous donation" for
tickets to a local Zionist
charity ball, you thought
you had done your part. And
when you pledged money for
an Israeli bond, once again
you thought you had com-
pleted your task.
Each time you dug deep
into your pocket to help the
cause, you thought to your-
self, "When will they stop
pestering me for more, I
have given enough!"
Yes, it is true . . . you are
7,000 miles distant from
the state of Israel. Chances
are good that you are among
the majority of American
Jews who have never seen
the Western Wall. Perhaps
you do have relatives in the
country, perhaps you do not.
Your religion may be the
same, yet the mentality of
Israelis and Americans are
separated by 10 million
light years.
So again you stop and
think, "Why do I continue to
give and why does that
rusty tin box keep return-
ing?"
Yet, here it is again,
that same tzedaka can is
facing you once more. It
is here, and asking you to
donate now, more than
ever. However, this time
the plea is of a different
nature. I am pleading
with you to commit your-
self in a style to which
you are most likely 'mac-
cumstomed, one which is
more difficult to succeed
at than any other.
It is not as simple as drop-
ping a quarter in the can,
donating $10 at a ball or
pledging $500 for a bond. No
longer can your contribu-
tion stem only from the poc-
ket.
I am begging you as a
Jew, as a Zionist and as a

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human being, to now give
from the heart. Donate part
of yourself to the homeland
which rightfully belongs to
you through ancestorial
heritage.
Lately the United Na-
tions has been
strong...strongly against
the survival of the state of
Israel. Each nation proposes
its own unique "peace plan."
Egypt says to dissolve direct
negotiations with Israel;
the United States says to
dissolve the Israeli govern-
ment.
Can there be little
doubt that with each new
proposal, the world is ul-
timately attempting to
dissolve a nation? As a
Jew, it is your nation they
are destroying.
Israel is not only the
homeland of the 33 Jews kil-
led in the most recent PLO
terrorist attack nor of the 82
wounded in that same
tragedy. It is not only the
homeland of the 16 soldiers
killed in Lebanon.
Thousands of citizens
wept tears in mourning for
those sacrificed in the line of
duty (that of being an Is-
raeli), but it is not solely

their homeland either.
words and actions, mak-
True, the Israelis them-
ing sure that they loyally
selves will remember better represent you as a Jew.
than anyone else, exactly
The government of the
what it means to fight for United States puts heavy
the succession of a Jewish
pressure on Israel, as it does
state and be prepared to die not realize Israel's diplo-
for the same cause. Yet, all
macy is not a matter of pol-
in all, it is not only their icy, but a matter of security
homeland. They live for it,
and survival. The American
they cry for it and die for it. I government hears only the
only request one favor of voices of its constituents —
you and that is to support it.
those who can re-elect them
Do the Israelis justice. Do to another term of office. For
yourself, your children and - this reason, I petition you to
demonstrate your strength
your grandchildren justice,
and pride as Jewish Ameri-
by supporting Israel power-
cans.
Your government
fully now, at the time when
it requires your support must not only hear you but
more than ever. How long honor and obey your force as
can Israel sustain itself well. This alone is Israel's
when it is constantly being only hatikvah (hope).
trampled on by terrorists
Be it writing your con-
and even more skillfully so
gressman, telegramming
by the world?
the President, holding a
rally or publicly protesting
Though you are 7,000
your anger, your voices of
miles away from the unity and rage need to be
battlefront, your com- heard.
mitment to the survival of
If it is not you who ends
the state must remain
constant, potent and ef- the continuously growing
fective. As American horror, there will be nobody
Jews and citizens you else. I do not plead for you to
have elected legislators help juvinate a nation, I
to represent you. You plead for you to help one
must be sonorous in your exist.

The Saudis :View from Jerusalem

By ZEV FURST

(Copyright 1978. JTA. Inc.)

(Editor's note: Zev
Furst is director of the
Anti-Defamation League
Israel office in
Jerusalem.)
It is legitimate to charac-
terize Saudi Arabia as a
moderating force in the
Middle East, but only in the
superpower context of that
nation's enmity towards
Communism. On the reg-
ional level, the policies of
Saudi Arabia, rather than
contributing to moderation
in the Arab world, contri-
bute to the perpetuation
and intensification of the
Arab-Israel conflict.
Saudi Arabia is one of the
chief financial backers of
the PLO. Saudi Arabia
bankrolls vast arms purch-
ases for various Arab states.
Saudi Arabia is unyielding,
adamant and obstinate on
the issue of Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia, while not at-
tacking Sadat for his trip to
Jerusalem, has still not
given him public backing. A
close examination of Saudi
Arabia's policies indicates
that it may be in her in-
terest to prefer a situation of
no peace-no war in order to
insure her continued cent-
ral role in the Middle East
conflict.
The massive buildup of
the Saudi Arabian military
infrastructure, together
with the stockpiling of
sophisticated American
weapons systems — both in
quantity and quality — is
out of all proportion to the
size of its army, its future
potential or duties. Furth-
ermore, to belittle, as
Washington does, future
transfers of military
equipment by Saudi Arabia
to other Arab countries is to
ignore the record of Saudi
Arabian military participa-

tion in the 30-year war
against Israel.
As early as 1948, a bat-
talion of Saudi troops
fought under the Egyp-
tian command in the
Arab invasion of Pales-
tine. In the Yom Kippur
War of 1973, the Saudis
sent a brigade of approx-
imately 3,000 to Syria
(several Saudi soldiers
were actually taken pris-
oner by the Israelis) and
sent eight helicopters
with Saudi pilots to
Egypt to participate in
logistic support missions.
In 1974, following the
Rabat summit, Saudi
Arabia began to finance the
military buildup of Syria,
Egypt and Jordan. Interest-
ingly, she refrained from
supplying economic aid to
these confrontation Arab
states bordering Israel.
Two years ago, there were
joint Syrian-Saudi military
maneuvers to "capture the
Golan Heights," and U.S.
technicians serving in
Saudi Arabia were
positioned at a Jordanian
airfield.
In the past, Saudi Arabia
has transferred part of its
French armaments to
Egypt. Egyptian pilots have
been permitted to train on
Saudi Arabian F-5Es.

These and other prece-
dents relating to Saudi
Arabian inter-Arab com-
mitments suggest that the
transfer of aircraft to other
Arab states is a very real
possibility. It is therefore no
surprise that Israel is fun-
damentally opposed to
Saudi Arabia receiving
American F-15s.
It has been argued that
the Unitbd States must
give Saudi Arabia F-15s
to insure that Saudi Ara-
bian oil reaches the West.

What has been forgotten
is that Saudi Arabia also
has a profound interest in
seeing that her oil
reaches the West. She is
prepared to increase oil
production and be a
moderating influence on
oil price rises in order to
protect her investments
in the West and to deprive
her oil competitors, Iran
and Iraq, excess profits
which could be utilized
for furthering their own
military development.
The source of U.S. influ-
ence on Saudi Arabia is her
exclusive dependence on
American military aid to
counter the Iranian and
Soviet threat.

From the Israeli perspec-
tive, her security is very
much at stake and the
American-Saudi military
relationship raises serious
questions for Israel's
strategic doctrines. The so-
called "equal" commitment
to arms deals with the Arab
world and Israel is danger-
ous and fraught with grave
consequences. Israel cannot
ignore this. Nor can it ig-
nore that King Khalid has
not visited Jerusalem nor
has he made any commit-
ment .to live in peace with
Israel and accept its legiti-
macy.

The American commit-
ment to Israel is only partly
based on strategic doc-
trines; it is also based on
moral considerations.

The formulation and con-
duct of American foreign
policy must take into ac-
count the moral imperative,
and that imperative is crys-
tal clear. A weak Israel
would lead to war, the very
thing American policy in
the Middle East is seeking
to avoid.

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